The following is a transcription of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (Doukhobor) Cemetery located 5 miles east of Arrowwood, Alberta. Vulcan County No. 2. Land location: SE 30-20-22 West of Fourth. Latitude: 50°43.665. Longitude: 113°01.733. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on November 8, 2004. Updated on April 1, 2007.
View of the cemetery gate from the road facing west.
The Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Cemetery was established in 1926 by the Doukhobors of the Lordly Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood colony near Arrowwood. After the colony was abandoned in 1945, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors and is still in active use today. It is privately owned and is well maintained.
The cemetery is two acres in size and is enclosed by a wire fence with a single iron gate. The cemetery contains 174 interments in a single section comprised of eight rows facing east-west. Over half the graves (111) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. These remain unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate or marble upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel east from Arrowwood on Township Road No. 205 for 5 miles (8 km). Then turn south and continue on Range Road No. 225 for .3 miles (.5 km). The cemetery is on the west side of the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Androsoff||Edna||Jul. 29, 1904||Dec. 28, 1992|
|Androsoff||John W.||Mar. 22, 1904||Sep. 16, 1972|
|Androsoff||Mabel W.||Aug. 25, 1891||Mar. 12, 1946|
|Androsoff||W.W.||Aug. 25, 1882||Apr. 24, 1959|
|Currey||Mary A.||Apr. 27, 1922||Dec. 7, 1948||nee Markin|
|Golooboff||Maria I.||1860||Feb. 1934||Died – age 74 years|
|Hlookoff||Mary||1885||May 17, 1928||Died – age 43 years|
|Holoboff||Anna||Mar. 12, 1895||Aug. 8, 1973|
|Holoboff||Anne||Mar. 16, 1927||Dec. 31, 1996||Wife of Joseph|
|Holoboff||Eli P.||Aug. 8, 1894||Jun. 12, 1978|
|Holoboff||Thomas J.||Aug. 10, 1949||Aug. 7, 1990||Born in Bassano|
|Horkoff||David W.||Apr. 20, 1952||Dec. 30, 1953|
|Horkoff||Nicholas P.||Dec. 20, 1925||May 22, 2003|
|Horkoff||Pauline||Feb. 5, 1927||Jan. 8, 1999|
|Lords||Anastasia||Apr. 21, 1885||Nov. 24, 1965||aka Holoboff|
|Makortoff||Mabel||Feb. 10, 1925||Oct. 15, 1966|
|Markin||Mabel||May 4, 1927||Mar. 2, 1946|
|Pereverzoff||Helen W.||1901||1967||Wife of Joseph|
|Planidin||Fanny||Oct. 22, 1886||Apr. 1, 1967|
|Plotnikoff||George W.||May 28, 1913||May 27, 1951|
|Popoff||Fred||Mar. 10, 1905||Jun. 29, 1974|
|Popoff||Mary||Aug. 7, 1906||–||Wife of Fred|
|Shkuratoff||Polly||Mar. 1, 1905||Jun. 16, 1953|
|Shkuratoff||William||Sep. 4, 1902||Sep. 20, 1958|
|Verigin||Avdotia F.||1881||Mar. 7, 1929|
|Verigin||Fedosia L.||Aug. 18, 1887||Oct. 26, 1981|
|Verigin||Grigory V.||1862||–||Brother of Peter “Lordly” Verigin – No Marker|
|Verigin||Vasily V.||1856||–||Brother of Peter “Lordly” Verigin – No Marker|
|Zaytsoff *||William S.||Jun. 1886||Sep. 1967|
*Translated from Russian.
View of the plaque near the cemetery gate.
Grave of Anastasia (Lords) Holoboff, companion of Peter “Lordly” Verigin and leader of the colony.
View of the cemetery from the north-east facing south-west.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and oral tradition. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Nora and James Veregen for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.